HC Deb 07 April 1952 vol 498 cc177-8W
53. Mr. Hollis

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what proposals have been made by the German Government for the payment of British occupation costs after this summer.

Mr. Eden

Until the entry into force of the contractual agreement now under negotiation with the German Federal Republic, the Federal Government will continue to pay occupation costs on the present basis. As I informed the House on 28th February, the Federal Government has agreed that thereafter, until 30th June, 1953, it will pay 850 million Deutschemarks a month to cover the German contribution to the European Defence Community and the support of Allied forces in the Federal Republic. The division of this amount between the two types of expenditure is now the subject of negotiation, and I am not yet in a position to make any further statement.